Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).
Loren: I haven’t heard the best reviews of this but that trailer REALLY hooks me in. I’m pretty glad they figured out a way to do this without the minstrel crows from the original. I’ll check this out but probably down the road.
The Lady™: Old school Dumbo makes me cry. New school Tim Burton makes me feel disappointed and betrayed. Will I see this? Probably. Will it be totally gorgeous? Absolutely. Will I enjoy it? Unlikely.
Rick: Like the vast majority of these Disney live action/photorealistic remakes, I don’t know that we need this movie. I’m curious, but I’m betting I can probably do without it.
The Beach Bum
Loren: Harmony Korine is a weird dude. This looks… fine? Definitely not something I’m in any rush to see.
The Lady™: I can’t tell if this is something I’d be super annoyed at, or really enjoy.
Rick: I have to give Harmony Korine credit for constantly working outside convention. I don’t like everything he’s done, but I appreciate him as a filmmaker. I don’t know that I’ll run out and see this, but I’ll catch it eventually.
Through the Fire/Sauver ou Périr
Loren: Weird, this looks like a very American movie. In fact if they weren’t speaking French I’d have no idea that it wasn’t set in like St. Louis or something. On top of all that, if it was an American movie I probably wouldn’t get around to seeing it, so I can’t imagine I’m going to search this one out.
The Lady™: It looks beautiful, and soul crushing. I do not have the capacity to cry that much in one sitting.
Rick: Listen. Trailer people. You need to stop showing me every goddamn dramatic beat in the movie. If you give me everything in two minutes I’m not going to give you two hours (or my money). Continue reading